The pre-op consultation for eyelid surgery will provide an opportunity to the patient to ask questions from the cosmetic surgeon and clarify all their doubts and concerns. The patient should ideally prepare a list of questions they would like to ask at this time. This will help ensure that none of the important questions gets missed out, and the patient is completely clear on all aspects of eyelid surgery.
The first goal of the plastic surgeon will be to educate the patient about the eyelid surgery procedure, and help them make an informed choice. The surgeon will take time to answer all questions in accurate details and in a patient-friendly language. Dedicate plastic surgeon Dr. Paul McCluskey provides eyelid surgery and various other procedures to patients in Atlanta, GA and surrounding locations.
How many years of training and experience do you have in the field of cosmetic surgery?
The patient should have a clear idea about how much the cosmetic surgeon has invested in their medical and surgical training and actual hands-on experience in the field. It is important to choose a surgeon with the necessary skill and expertise, particularly when it involves a sensitive procedure such as eyelid surgery.
Have you performed eyelid surgery or facial procedures in the past?
Some surgeons may have extensive skill and experience in various procedures related to the body and breast, but may not be well-versed with procedures related to the face or specifically, eye related procedures. It is preferable to choose a surgeon who has a stellar understanding of the facial and eye anatomy and has performed face and eye rejuvenation procedures previously. Such a surgeon will be in a better position to create customized results, and handle unexpected situations during an eyelid surgery.
Which surgical venue would you recommend for eyelid surgery?
The plastic surgeon will usually have an option to perform eyelid surgery at a hospital, an accredited surgical center or a private surgical suite. Each option presents its own costs and benefits. The surgeon should discuss these options with the patient and suggest the most appropriate one that suits the unique needs of a patient.
Would you use general or local anesthesia?
Eyelid surgery procedure may be performed with the patient under general anesthesia or local anesthesia with mild sedation. The surgeon will inform their preference and will also assure the patient about whether anesthesia will be administered by an anesthesiologist or a registered nurse anesthetist.
How much will the eyelid surgery procedure cost?
Eyelid surgery is mostly performed as an elective procedure, which means the insurance cover may not be possible. Therefore, it is important for the patient to ask questions about costs, and clarify whether the quoted price includes anesthesia and surgical venue expenses. The patient should also ask about any pre- and post-operative costs involved in the eyelid surgery procedure.
What are the potential risks and complications?
The patient should know about the potential risks, complications and temporary side effects that may be associated with eyelid surgery. This will allow the patient to make a well-considered decision. Dr. McCluskey receives patients from Atlanta, GA and nearby areas for eyelid surgery.
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